Partner Visa Processing Time

Secrets, tips and advice to fast track your partner visa application

Partner Visa Processing Time 

Every year, around 50,000 applicants are desperate to get a partner visa in Australia in the shortest timeframe possible.

5, 4 or even 3 months is the perfect waiting time!

But, is it realistic to think you can get a partner visa in such a ridiculous short amount of time?

To give you a hint, on 7 June 2021, one of our clients from Nepal got his partner visa application (subclass 820) approved in only 3 months and 3 days.

Easy?

Not at all!

The good news is that there is a secret!

But before I go into the specifics of how to fast track your partner visa application, let me show you the expected processing time of all different partner visas according to the Department of Home Affairs.

Partner Visa Processing time according to the department of home affairs – Subclass 820 

If you are applying for an onshore partner visa (Subclass 820) in Australia, you can expect a processing time between 23 and 30 months according to the Department of Home Affairs.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
PROCESSING TIME (ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 820

23-30 MONTHS

PARTNER VISA PROCESSING TIME according to the Department of Home Affairs Subclass 801 

If you are applying for an onshore partner visa (Subclass 801) in Australia, you can expect a processing time between 9 and 14 months according to the Department of Home Affairs.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
PROCESSING TIME (ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 801

9-14 MONTHS

PARTNER VISA PROCESSING TIME according to the department of home affairs Subclass 309 

If you are applying for an offshore partner visa (Subclass 309) in Australia, you can expect a processing time between 21 and 28 months according to the Department of Home Affairs.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
PROCESSING TIME (ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 309

21-28 MONTHS

PARTNER VISA PROCESSING TIME according to the department of home affairs Subclass 300 

If you are applying for an offshore partner visa (Subclass 300) in Australia, you can expect a processing time between 25 and 34 months according to the Department of Home Affairs.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
PROCESSING TIME (ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 300

25-34 MONTHS

PARTNER VISA PROCESSING TIME according to the department of home affairs Subclass 100 

If you are applying for a partner visa (Subclass 100) in Australia, you can expect a processing time between 19 and 27 months according to the Department of Home Affairs.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
PROCESSING TIME (ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 100

19-27 MONTHS

So, Is it possible to fast track the partner visa processing time estimated by the Department of Home Affairs? 

Here at Gold Migration Lawyers we have had record-breaking partner visas’ processing times.

As I mentioned before, on 7 June 2021, a Nepalese national who hired us to prepare and lodge his partner visa application (Subclass 820) got it approved in only 3 months and 3 days.

Less than a month later, on 1 July 2021, a Thai client got her Partner Visa approved in just 4 months and 15 days.

What’s the secret?

You must lodge a “decision-ready” application if you want to fast track your partner visa processing time. But how do you do that?

According to Ramtin Diznab, Gold Migration Principal Lawyer, part of the secret to speed up your partner visa processing time lies in how you structure the statutory declaration.

Events must follow a sequential order.

Everything must be interconnected.

No inconsistencies.

Preparing a “decision-ready” partner visa application is almost like writing a movie script says one of the top partner visa lawyers in Australia…

If a script writer takes one page out of a movie script or if he messes up with its page order, nobody will understand the movie.

The same goes to your partner visa application. If you miss an important document in your partner visa application or if you don’t follow a good structure and sequential-narrative throughout your statements, the case officer will be doubtful at best and lost at worst.

What’s more, documents and photographs must be paired with the right statements, backing up all written claims.

Think of it as the storyboard built after the movie script…

Now let’s be frank, most people who are lodging a partner visa application for the first time are likely to lodge a very weak application…

Missing a document or having a lack of sequential-narrative within your statements will significantly increase your partner visa processing time.

Worse still, it will compromise the entire application and you may get a visa refusal.

The refusal rate for partner visas in Australia is very high. In 2018, 42% of partner visas were denied. Most of them were lodged by applicants without the help of a partner-visa-specialised migration agent or lawyer.

That’s why it’s highly recommended that you seek professional advice from partner-visa-experts before lodging a partner visa application. Especially if your case is not straightforward.

See, the success of a short-time-processing partner visa application relies on sequential storytelling…

You need to combine all different stories into a single unit.

You got to please the case officer… Not make his job difficult.

Don’t get me wrong! Everything from facts to evidence must be 100% genuine. But they should be presented in a very compelling and easy to understand format.

And that’s a skill that Gold Migration Lawyers have developed in the course of 12+ years specialising in partner visas.

Think of Gold Migration Lawyers as the script writers and storyboard artists to some of the most successful Hollywood movies.

No wonder in 2020, Gold Migration was rated “best partner visa lawyers in Australia” by TTL.

If You don’t know how to put together a “decision-ready” application with a compelling sequential narrative in order to increase your chances of speeding up your partner visa processing time, fill in the form below and get in touch with one of Australia’s top partner visa lawyers…

P.S.: Just as I finished writing this letter, we got another big news… Another record-breaking result. A partner visa (subclass 309) granted in only 2.5 months. WOW! Our client was so happy that he left us this Google review.

“My wife and I, who had been separated due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, engaged Gold Migration Lawyers to help us be reunited after having been unsuccessful in doing so on our own. To go from feeling hopeless and having no idea how to move forward to leaving our initial consultation with Gold Migration with a firm plan and full confidence that the team understood our situation, to having a 309 Partner Visa approved just 4 months later (just 2.5 months processing time!) and being reunited with my wife in Australia just a few weeks after that goes beyond what a five-star review can convey, but needless to say we are extremely grateful for the always professional, prompt, and practical assistance of Gold Migration. Especially in cases like ours there is no price that can be put on what their hard work makes possible. Cannot recommend highly enough for working through visa and immigration solutions from the ground up.”

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GOOGLE Reviews

P.P.S.: Our partner visa processing time success has even been featured in a Reddit story. Read the story here.

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My wife and I, who had been separated due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, engaged Gold Migration Lawyers to help us be reunited after having been unsuccessful in doing so on our own. To go from feeling hopeless and having no idea how to move forward to leaving our initial consultation with Gold Migration with a firm plan and full confidence that the team understood our situation, to having a 309 Partner Visa approved just 4 months later (just 2.5 months processing time!) and being reunited with my wife in Australia just a few weeks after that goes beyond what a five-star review can convey, but needless to say we are extremely grateful for the always professional, prompt, and practical assistance of Gold Migration. Especially in cases like ours there is no price that can be put on what their hard work makes possible. Cannot recommend highly enough for working through visa and immigration solutions from the ground up.read more
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I am very grateful to the lawyer Peter Peng. Although my case is very troublesome, he was very patient to help me solve it step by step. At that time, I only had 20 days to provide supplementary information from the Immigration. I found this law firm, the owner, Ramtin.  He is very confidence and professional also made me full of confidence in him. They added different viewpoints and legal opinions in the explanation letter, which successfully made the immigration officer accept my explanation.  The next day after submitting the information, the Immigration officer immediately accepted my explanation and asked me to have a medical examination.It took two months to successfully get the Partner(820) VISA, I am very grateful to them  I highly recommend this law firm , they are really pro and they can help you slove any problem.read more
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